Re: String Action

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Posted by Bob Gollihur on November 12, 2000 at 09:21:59:

In Reply to: String Action posted by Dave on November 11, 2000 at 18:27:20:

: Hello All,

: I am an electric bass player who has recently rented an upright to learn on
: and explore before I actually purchase one. The action on the one that I've
: rented is about an inch off the fingerboard. Is this a normal action for an
: upright, or do I just have to get used it?

No, an inch off the fingerboard (at the bottom, I assume) is quite high. My two basses are approx. 1/4" at the G and 3/8" at the E, admittedly a little lower than some folks like. Height at the nut should also be close, like a business card thickness or so; strings make that determination.

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